Magnolia (Maggi) is a sweet little puppy that was found alone and pregnant on the streets of Fredericksburg, Texas. She was taken to the Hill Country SPCA for Animal Control, but she was discovered to be an excellent foster mother just before she was ready to give birth.
Maggie’s foster family recognized that she was a wonderful and amazing kid when she came, and that their maternal instincts were reflected in their bond with the family’s young girls.
Maggie’s foster mom was ready for the babies; she was anxious since she had never worked with a pregnant dog before, but she did a lot of reading to ensure she was prepared to assist Maggie with her puppies.
Maggie’s mother, Aubrey Morgan, told The Dodo:
“I had gathered hundreds of dollars in delivery and emergency supplies to keep on hand after reading so many resources and watching so many YouTube videos on childbirth. I’d heard somewhere that it’s critical for pups to keep warm after they’re born. They won’t be able to digest the meal if they aren’t heated, and they will start to fade.
Maggie’s due date was nearing, and while her family was ready to assist her, they were also concerned. The cubs arrived at the same time as the massive winter storm that slammed Texas recently. Maggie had just hinted that the cubs will be here shortly.
Aubrey thought that when the pups arrived, the electricity would be restored, but when the first puppy arrived, there was still no power, and the family’s house was affected by the bitter cold.
Gotta stay warm somehow 🤷🏼♀️
Aubrey and her family became anxious, and all of the Medes sought to provide Maggie with some warmth.
The woman recalls the following:
“Our house was on the 5th floor and was on the verge of collapsing” (it was 1 degree outside that night). We relocated her to our guest bathroom, where we took a hot shower and my husband was heating water to put in bags to keep the room warm.
The cold did not quit when the cubs were being delivered, and despite their best efforts, this Texas family had to do more to keep Maggie’s new family safe. When they took her in, they pledged to assist her with her children in any way they could, and they weren’t going to let her down.
“After the fourth cub was born, we noticed that the cubs were still excessively chilly, despite our best efforts.” My husband began preparing the car for Maggie and the puppies at that point. Maggie was in the car with her final three puppies. We loaded them into the car at 2 a.m. and left them there for nearly 12 hours.’
The pair also attempted to locate a generator to re-heat a portion of their home. They eventually found one and returned home. However, the house became too cold for the couple’s children after a while, so they opted to leave until the power was restored.
Aubrey’s girls, three dogs, the new mom, and her seven puppies remained at her parents’ house for a few days since they had energy and a warm room to accommodate the family.
Maggie and her pups, Daisy, Poppy, Ash, Rosie, Dahlia, Clover, and Aster, came home after the storm when the electricity was restored. Despite their challenging start, the puppies are doing OK, growing and building strong and robust bodies.
Maggie is a wonderful person. Not just with her pups, but also with my two-year-old and nine-month-old daughter, she is quite loving… It’s been incredible to watch her grow into a mother. With her puppies, she is really natural.